August brings us the full Sturgeon moon on the 18th at 02:29 AM PDT in Aquarius.
First off, let us look at the symbolism for Sturgeon and Aquarius. Sturgeon signifies inner tranquility, perception, and intuition. Sturgeon will always show you the truth and will help you see below the surface clearly. Aquarius is an air sign, which means that they are thinkers, they use their minds and have a strong desire for freedom. Aquarius can be shy and quiet or eccentric and energetic.
The combination of Sturgeon and Aquarius, to me, means we should feel at peace and from this peace will be able to see our next direction clearly. It feels very positive and freeing. Be prepared to have this moon be a roller coaster period of quiet and boisterous times.
This full moon signifies the time of harvest. Whatever you have been working on for the past six months will be brought to the front and illuminated so that you can tie up any unfinished business. That is not to say that all will be wrapped up and ended, expect some things to continue until later this year. We have a Lunar Eclipse on the 11th of this month, the energy from this eclipse is supporting us in wrapping up our primary goals and ideas before the solar eclipse happens on September 1st. Recall that we started an eclipse cycle on March 6th with a solar eclipse.
Expect some good news to arrive with this moon. Optimism along with a happy frame of mind is being ushered in with the energy. It will push you to complete projects started earlier this year and start to lay down plans. Don’t forget to add a dose of fun to keep the “happy” factor alive and motivating you.
For this full moon, it feels right just to bring everything together with a simple meditation. I say everything together, because if feels like we have been collectively building our goals up and releasing what has not been working frantically this year. I sense this moon has a gentler energy. It feels like together we are releasing a breath that we have been holding since January.
Simple Full Moon Meditation
- Can be done indoors or under the light of the full moon.
Sit in a comfortable and relaxed position.
Breathe in slowly and relax, clearing your mind and releasing any tension from your body. Open your heart and feel the energy of the full moon all around you.
Notice the brilliant light of the Full Moon glowing above you, or imagine it if you are doing this indoors. Know the full Moon energy is connected to the Divine and to All That Is, by connecting with the moons energy you are connecting to all. Feel your energy, mind, and body receiving a cleanse as the positive, uplifting energies of the moonlight streams down upon you. Feel yourself letting go of what no longer serves, and experience your energy being uplifted and recharged.
Focus on what you truly desire. What is the desire of your heart at this moment in your life? Visualize your desire, and imagine the light of the moon supercharging your intention.
Feel your inner light glowing brightly, reflected in the moon above. Breathe, and just be.
By honoring this full moon with a simple meditation, you are grounding the crazy energy of the past few months into a stable, useful form. The sky is the limit, think infinity and beyond, as we go into the last five months of 2016.
JANUARY - WOLF or OLD MOON